50 Ways to Stay Entertained Over a College Summer

Your time in college—during the academic year, that is—is, of course, filled with stressors like classes, papers, lab reports, and exams. It is also happily filled with the fun stuff, like friends, parties, going out, and a seemingly endless schedule of upcoming events and activities. During the summer, however, the social scene in your life can drastically decrease, especially if you're no longer on campus and spend your days at a job or internship.

5 Reasons to Join an Intramural Sports Team in College

Many campuses have intramural sports teams — teams that aren't eligible for athletic scholarships, aren't as competitive as other sports on campus and generally take anyone who wants to join. Like many co-curricular activities, joining an intramural team can take a lot of time and energy — something that tends to be in short supply for busy college students — but if it's something you think you'd enjoy, it very well could be worth the commitment: A variety of studies have found there are great benefits to playing intramural sports.

How to Ask Your Parents for Money in College

Asking your parents for money while you're a college student is never easy — or comfortable. Sometimes, however, the costs and expenses of college are more than you can handle. If you're in a situation where you need to ask your parents (or grandparents, or whomever) for some financial help while in school, these suggestions should help make the situation a little easier.

Best Off-Campus Jobs

It's no secret that most college students work during their time in school — because they have to, because they want to, or because they both want and have to. And while working on campus has some obvious benefits, working off-campus can be downright amazing. If you're thinking of working off-campus during your time in college, check out any of the following options: